I’m a big fan of football. The ups, downs, highs, lows and the general togetherness it can bring. I suppose the time when everyone comes together is particularly when the World Cup rolls around every four years. It gives you that warm, fuzzy feeling that all football fans live for.
Being an England fan, it’s then normally met by the usual feeling of disappointment (normally when we get knocked out on penalties) and then you’re left for another four years craving that excitement and togetherness, that you only get at club level once every couple of weeks.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have that buzz where everyone comes together, all year round?
That got me thinking, I suppose it’s like Esker’s Order Processing solution, in that you want to have something that gives you that feeling your orders are handled successfully on every single occasion, rather than only getting the process right once in a blue-moon – then constantly chasing the game to get the winning result you are after. Wouldn’t it be ideal then, to have the right formation and a team you can depend on, week in, week out?
Consider this; the fact that you can have all orders managed within the one solution is like all rival teams setting differences aside for a common goal. The validation, data capture and auto learning capabilities is like the players out on the field performing to the best of their ability, showcasing different skills to provide the best results.
Then this all culminates in posting the order seamlessly into the ERP, like when a goal is scored. Plus, what football fan can’t relate to the World Cup, where football is always on the TV, meaning you cannot get away from what’s happening (I love it!). It’s much like the dashboard/visibility Esker can provide on the sales order process in real time, whenever needed. The togetherness between what are normally rival fans can be seen as the integration between different systems where, although they have differences, there’s always a way in which integration can be achieved.
So, unlike England over the years, don’t pay the penalty on your customer order process, and look to Esker to make things more in “Lionel” and less “Messi”.
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Written by Dan Weston – Esker Export Account Manager